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Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had beautiful room with private pool. Very pleased by staff. Amazing ocean views from the restaurant and abundance of wild life. Great place I recommended it to my friends and my family. I am planning to come back next year with my kids.

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Buenos dias Dmitry! Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to visit our profile. We are glad that you had a good time and we are looking forward to host you again, with your family...!!!

Reviewed 10 February 2017

This hotel's pool is by far my favorite in the whole world! A super relaxed environment with great food and service (not very common), you even get to see monkeys stop by while you tan. The detail in decor is truly captivating. Overall cleanliness and music selection was perfect for a day of relaxing. The spa and sunset massage with...

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Managament at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Diana, Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and taking the time to visiting our profile. It was a real pleasure to have you here and we are very glad that the Hotel fulfilled your expectations. We put a lot of time and effort on the design, details, service and when you say you will always remember Makanda, you are...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We are sure that when all the construction work has been completed the hotel will be delightful. At the moment work is in progress with the inevitable noise and disruption to a quiet and pleasant holiday. The feeling that we had when we arrived was that we were in the middle of a construction site. We are both surprised and...

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Timothy! We are so proud to announce that new amazing infinity swimming pool plus bar and raw restaurant are coming. That will be second pool in our grounds and we are just finishing with last details now. This new pool is located quite far from the room you booked but we understand some people are really sensitive for any...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Hotel Makanda was perfect! It was quiet, removed from traffic and surrounded by trees (complete with monkeys). The pool was breathtaking! It's hard to put in to words. There is a pool side restaurant, so you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner pool-side, while overlooking the ocean. The room was fantastic. It was huge, with a full kitchen and living...

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Ashely, It was a real pleasure to have you in the Hotel and we really appreciate that you took the time to visit our profile. We are glad that you had a great stay and enjoyed out custom mattress. Looking forward to host you again, always remember to mention that you already stayed with us, when making your next...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This is a spectacular hotel with excellent service. Located in the rain forest overlooking the ocean. Beautiful rooms with great views. Monkeys in the trees. Stunning pool area. Infinity pool overlooking the ocean. Only slight problem is getting to the beach. You take a golf cart to a path through the forest . Takes about 10 minutes. But then, you...

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Buenas tardes and thank you for choosing our Hotel and taking the time to visit our profile. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and really appreciate your kind words. We are all looking forward to host you again, even the monkeys :)

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This is a really beautiful place surrounded by the rain forest. The pool area is amazing, perfect to relax. Most of the rooms are either newly built or renovated. Unfortunately many basics like a hairdryer, do not disturb sign, laundry bag and some bath room essentials are missing. There are no drawers, so you have to hang up your underwear,...

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you a lot for staying at our Hotel and taking the time for visiting our profile. It is really important for us to hear from our VIP guests in order to keep growing according to their advise and needs. Glad you noticed and enjoyed the details on the design, we put special attention and a lot of time to...

Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Saving Grace of Makanda are its Spacious, comfortable villa/rooms with push button curtain and light controls. The pool lounge room we stayed in was quite nice and our pool was just the right size, overlooking the beach. There were lots of flora and guests can get visits from some of the animals around if one likes that sort of thing...

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Buenas tardes Billy! Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda by the Sea. We appreciate that you take your time and help us to improve, your feedback is very important for us; now that we are in the process of becoming the BEST destination in Manuel Antonio. You came in the perfect moment: new breakfast/restaurant menu, glad that you enjoyed. 2...

Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We called the Makanda asking them if we can book for a dinner as we heard they have the most amazing pool in Manuel Antonio and they accepted. Waw what a beauty and what a luxury.The food was really good and we enjoyed much the lighting by the pool area.

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Buenas tardes and thank you for coming to our Property! You were so lucky to come when we just changed to our new Menu. Glad that you enjoyed, our Chef spent a lot of time putting together dishes that you will just not find somewhere else. Besides the pool was also recently rebuilt. Looking forward to host you again...

Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

From the very first minute we've arrived to the hotel we understood it's a right place. They really pay attention on the level of service provided: super friendly and helpful stuff, delicious food, very clean and fresh rooms, amazing spa. Special words about design - looks like proffesionals work here. This special attention to details very rare. We impressed. Really...

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Николай Г, We want to thank you for visiting our Hotel and our profile. It is really great when someone notice those small details, we put a lot of effort on both service and design. Hope you can visit us again and test (maybe) all of our categories ;) Have a great and blessed year...!!!

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at Makanda Hotel for four nights and we were truly sad to leave this beautiful oasis. Everything from the excellent/friendly service, amazing property, breathtaking views, relaxing atmosphere, unbelievable pool area, beautiful beach and modern room; we never wanted to leave. Very good complimentary breakfast(good variety served fresh), also everything we tried for lunch or dinner...

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Hola and thank you a lot for visiting our profile and sharing your experience. It´s funny how we constantly hear that people rather wants to spend more time in our rooms and pool area than the beach. We are looking forward to host you again, we hope this will be soon...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Microwave
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Makanda By the Sea is 12 acres of wildlife sanctuary, 100 meters above the ocean. Our fully equipped Villas and Studios are carefully placed in rainforest gardens with spectacular views of the sixty mile coastline. Hotel Makanda is the ideal location for guests wishing to experience “romance in nature”, dazzling sunset views and our personalized boutique hotel ambiance. Offering gourmet cuisine, first class service, and close to Manuel Antonio Park, Spas, Restaurants, Tours and Beaches. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Makanda by the Sea

Address: Main Road to Manuel Antonio Park | 800 meters from Plaza Vista, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: RM1,241 - RM2,091 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Makanda by the Sea 4.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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Also Known As:
Makanda By The Sea Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
Makanda By The Sea Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#10 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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“All rooms are great!”
 of 5 bubbles R7659KFstevek, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles W3039CPalexandras, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The way the rooms are set up you feel like you're the only ones there”
  • Sunset from our private veranda
  • View from the pathway to our Casita (Studio #2)
 of 5 bubbles kingcountykid, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view rooms will be positioned close to the new pool which looks super. Villas are quieter and set up away in the hillside.”
 of 5 bubbles es488, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Wait until the work has been completed”
 of 5 bubbles timothy2017, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
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